Chuck Hughes' tender smoked pulled pork and kimchi sandwich, served with a sweet and tangy glaze, will make everyone's mouth water.
Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes
Save Recipe Print
Total:
13 hr 40 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
5 hr
Cook:
8 hr 15 min
Yield:
s: 4 sandwiches
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Chuck's Kimchi:

Directions

Special equipment: A smoker; whiskey, hickory or applewood chips

Soak the wood chips in water for 30 minutes, then transfer to the smoker. Smoke the pork for 2 hours according to the manufacturer's instructions. Combine the brown sugar, chili sauce, molasses, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and garlic in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and whisk until combined. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Sprinkle the pork with salt and pepper. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat and sear the pork on all sides. Pour half the molasses mixture over the pork. Cover and cook in the oven until the meat is so tender it falls off the bone, about 6 hours. Let rest for 30 minutes. Remove the pork from the skillet and use a fork to pull and shred the meat (it will come off in threads). Set aside. Skim the fat from the surface of the braising liquid. Pour the remaining molasses mixture into the skillet and cook over medium-high heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Pile the pork, cheese, a drizzle of the sauce, some kimchi and more cheese between the bread slices to make 4 sandwiches. Grill in a panini press. Cook's Note: If you don't have a smoker, you can skip that step or smoke the pork in a covered grill.

Chuck's Kimchi:

Dissolve the salt in 12 cups (3 liters) cold water. Add the cabbage and refrigerate for 4 hours. Rinse the cabbage thoroughly under cold running water at least 3 times. Pat dry. Bring 1 1/2 cups (375ml) water to a simmer in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the flour and whisk for 3 minutes. Add the sugar and continue to cook, whisking, for 1 minute more. Pulse the red pepper powder, garlic, ginger, lemongrass and onion in a food processor. Add the flour mixture and pulse to combine. Set the kimchi paste aside. Combine the brined cabbage, chives, fish sauce, soy sauce, scallions and cucumbers in a large bowl. Stir in the kimchi paste. Refrigerate until ready to use. You can eat it fresh, right after making it, or wait 24 hours until it has fermented. Yield: About 8 cups (2 liters).

Our Best Thanksgiving Videos 15 Videos

Get the recipe

Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread 00:37

This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser that only uses a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Oven-Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Pan Fried Pork Chops

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Simple Roasted Pork Shoulder

Recipe courtesy of Aaron McCargo Jr.

Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Smothered Pork Chops

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Roast Pork Loin with Apples

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Sweet and Sour Pork

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Ranch Chicken Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Roast

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Browse Reviews By Keyword